Set in a suburban fantasy world where humans don't exist, and populated with elves, trolls, and sprites, where unicorns are as common as rodents, two teenage elf brothers embark on a quest to discover if there is still magic in the world in order to spend a day with their father, who died when they were too young to remember him.
- Tom Holland as Ian Lightfoot
- Chris Pratt as Barley Lightfoot
- Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Laurel Lightfoot
- Octavia Spencer as Corey the Manticore
- Mel Rodriguez as Colt Bronco
- Kyle Bornheimer as Wilden Lightfoot
- Ali Wong as Gore
- Lena Waithe as Specter
- Wilmer Valderrama as Gaxton
- Tracey Ullman as Grecklin
- Dave Foley as TBA
- George Psarras as TBA
- John Ratzenberger as Construction Worker Felix
In July 2017, Pixar announced a "suburban fantasy world" film at the D23 Expo, with Scanlon directing and Rae producing. The film is inspired by Scanlon's father's death when Scanlon and his brother were younger, and their relationship. Scanlon decided to write the story after hearing an audio clip of his father. On December 12, 2018, the title was revealed along with the cast: Chris Pratt, Tom Holland, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Octavia Spencer. C. S. Anderson was announced as Scanlon's co-writer.
Onward is scheduled to be released on March 6, 2020 by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures and it was lost by Disney+ on April 3, 2020 due to COVID-19 Pandemic by March 12, 2020.
On May 29, 2019, two stills from the film, featuring Barley, Ian and their mother, were revealed. The following day, the film's teaser poster was released, following by the teaser trailer, which debuted during ABC's broadcast of the 2019 NBA Finals.
- "Coming Soon" is replaced with "Cometh Soon".